Published: 04-06-2024 09:03 | Updated: 04-06-2024 09:03

ENGAGE project officially launched in Dar es Salaam

ENGAGE inception meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
ENGAGE inception meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Photo: N/A

Anna Kågesten, Elin Larsson, and Anna Mia Ekström recently attended the official launch of the ENGAGE project during its inception meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This 4-year project aims to co-design a differentiated care package for vulnerable groups of adolescent girls and young women with HIV, addressing their poorer outcomes and higher rates of vertical HIV transmission.

Organized in partnership with Management and Development for Health, the meeting included representatives from the Ministry of Health, youth organizations, regional health centers, and other key stakeholders. Building on a successful Sida-supported collaboration, the project underscores the importance of global partnerships and research capacity building, especially during times of reduced funding for global health research. Notably, the project co-PI, Goodluck Lyatuu, is a locally trained doctoral student from this collaboration, and Lameck Machumi who has just started his PHD at GPH will undertake his training as part of ENGAGE.